Gmail Down for Some Users

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Gmail is reportedly down in some areas, with roughly 2% of its users seeing temporary error code (500) messages. Google's own Apps Status Dashboard shows a service disruption under the Google Mail column, and @gmail posted a tweet on the issue:

#Gmail should be back for some of you already, and will be back for everyone soon. Thanks for your patience. 46 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Google asserts that its webmail client will be fully back online soon. In the meantime, here are some Twitter reactions on the matter:

Google Shuts Down Gmail For Two Hours To Show Its Immense Power 16 minutes ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

It's sad that Gmail is down and now your parents can't forward you that important conspiracy theory email about Obama's birth certificate. 34 minutes ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Gmail is down. I anticipate anarchy and cannibalism will shortly follow. 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Twitter is doing a better job of confirming that Gmail is down-ish than the Google App Status Dashbaord 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#gmail is only down (for some) cause #hotmail is basically equivalent to #MySpace. 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Oh gmail is down? Tell me more about your pathetic existence. - willywonka | Meme Generator 1 minute ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @wonky_donky: enjoying the collective annoyance at Gmail (free, rarely broken, massive capacity) being down for a little bit 3 minutes ago via twicca ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Update: Google now reports that the Gmail outage has been fixed - "The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

None of my 13 Gmail accounts seem to have been affected. Did anyone else experience a disruption in service?